Nikola Vujadinović

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Nikola Vujadinović
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Personal information
Full name Nikola Vujadinović
Date of birth (1986-07-31) 31 July 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 6 ft 2.5 in (1.89 m)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Lech Poznań
Number 13
Youth career
1996–2004 Red Star Belgrade
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Rad Beograd 21 (0)
2005–2006 Zeta 22 (2)
2006–2007 Radnički Pirot 25 (4)
2007–2008 CSKA Sofia 24 (1)
2008–2012 Udinese 0 (0)
2009–2010 Unirea Alba Iulia (loan) 23 (1)
2010–2011 Aberdeen (loan) 18 (1)
2012 Javor Ivanjica (loan) 14 (2)
2012–2014 Sturm Graz 69 (10)
2014–2015 Osasuna 25 (2)
2015–2016 Beijing BG 34 (2)
2017 Osasuna 10 (0)
2017– Lech Poznań 14 (0)
National team
2007 Montenegro U-21[1] 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 April 2012

Nikola Vujadinović (Cyrillic: Никола Вујадиновић, born 31 July 1986 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia) is a Montenegrin footballer who plays as a central defender for Ekstraklasa side Lech Poznań.

Vujadinović also holds a Serbian and Bulgarian passport (and consequently EU citizenship) due to his grandfather Velichko being a Bulgarian from Pirot.[2] On international level, Vujadinović opted to play for Montenegrin national team.

Career[edit]

Vujadinović was a Red Star Belgrade player. He later played for FK Rad of Belgrade, FK Zeta of Podgorica and FK Radnički Pirot of Pirot.

In May 2007, Vujadinović moved to CSKA Sofia on a free transfer, agreeing a three-year contract with the Bulgarian Premier League side.[3] He appeared in 24 matches for the club, scoring once.

In August 2008, Udinese announced that they had secured the services of Vujadinović for a reported €1 million.[4] He agreed a five-year contract with the Serie A club.[4][5]

In September 2009, Vujadinović was loaned by Udinese to Unirea Alba Iulia of Romania.[6][7][8] For the 2010–11 season, he was loaned to Scottish Premier League club Aberdeen.[4] Mainly a replacement for Richard Foster, he had their initial application for a work permit rejected,[4] which was later granted after an appeal.[9]

On 15 January 2011, Vujadinović's loan was extended until the end of the season.[10] Under managers Mark McGhee and then Craig Brown, he made 18 league appearances and also represented the club in the semi finals of the Scottish Cup and the Scottish League Cup.[11] His loan to Aberdeen expired at the end of the 2010–11 season.[12]

During the winter break of the 2011–12 season, Vujadinović moved from Italy back to Serbia to play on loan with the SuperLiga side FK Javor Ivanjica.[13]

On 24 June 2012, Vujadinović left Udinese and joined SK Sturm Graz on a two-year contract.[14] He left the club in June 2014 despite appearing regularly.

On 31 October 2014 Vujadinović signed a one-year deal with CA Osasuna in Spanish Segunda División, mainly as a replacement to injured Jordan Lotiès.[15]

On 16 July 2015 Vujadinović transferred to China League One side Beijing BG.[16]

On 7 July 2017 he signed a two-year contract with Polish club Lech Poznań.[17] He debuted on 27 July 2017 during the UEFA Europa League away game against Utrecht.[18]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 20 May 2018.[19]
Club Season League League Cup Europe Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Unirea Alba Iulia 2009–10[19] Liga I 23 0 0 0 23 0
Aberdeen 2010–11[19] Scottish Premiership 18 1 5 0 21 0 25 1
Javor Ivanjica 2011–12[19] Serbian SuperLiga 14 2 0 0 14 2
Sturm Graz 2012–13[19] Austrian Bundesliga 34 7 3 0 37 7
2013–14[19] 35 3 5 0 2 0 42 3
Total 69 10 8 0 2 0 79 10
Osasuna 2014–15[19] Segunda División 25 2 0 0 25 2
Beijing BG 2015[citation needed] China League One 11 0 2 0 13 0
2016[citation needed] 23 2 0 0 23 2
Total 34 2 2 0 36 2
Osasuna 2016–17[19] La Liga 10 0 0 0 10 0
Lech Poznań 2017–18[20] Ekstraklasa 14 0 1 0 2 0 17 0

1All appearances in Scottish League Cup.

Honours[edit]

CSKA Sofia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nikola Vujadinović". uefa.com. Retrieved 7 July 2017. 
  2. ^ Новото попълнение на ЦСКА Никола Вуядинович От Звезда при Люпко през Арсенал на Венгер до „Армията“ и Стойчо | Футбол, новини, Спорт
  3. ^ "CSKA Sofia add international duo". UEFA.com. 5 July 2007. Retrieved 9 November 2008. 
  4. ^ a b c d Duncan, Colin (4 September 2010). "Work permit sweat over Serie A defender for Aberdeen manager Mark McGhee". Daily Record. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Official: Vujadinovic to Udinese". Goal.com. 6 August 2008. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  6. ^ "Nikola Vujadinović domestic profile for 2009/10". Uefa.com. 26 May 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2010. 
  7. ^ "Vujadinovic a titolo temporaneo all' S.C. Unirea" (in Italian). Udinese Calcio. 9 September 2009. Retrieved 10 September 2009. [dead link]
  8. ^ "FC Unirea s-a întărit cu doi jucători" (in Romanian). FC Unirea Alba Iulia. 12 September 2009. Retrieved 12 September 2009. 
  9. ^ "Aberdeen get permit for defender Nikola Vujadinovic". BBC Sport. 6 September 2010. Retrieved 6 September 2010. 
  10. ^ "Prolungata la cessione di Vujadinovic" [Loan extension of Vujadinovic]. Udinese Calcio (in Italian). 15 January 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2011. [permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Nikola Vujadinovic profile". Aberdeen FC. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  12. ^ "Aberdeen FC announce trio can go". Evening Express (Scotland). 27 April 2011. Archived from the original on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2011. 
  13. ^ Nikola Vujadinović at Srbijafudbal
  14. ^ "Sturm rüstet Abwehr mit Vujadinovic auf" (in German). laola1.at. 24 June 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  15. ^ "Osasuna ficha a Nikola Vujadinovic" [Osasuna signs Nikola Vujadinovic] (in Spanish). Osasuna's official website. 31 October 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2014. 
  16. ^ 北控官方宣布前西甲铁卫加盟 将披球队4号战袍 at sports.sohu.com 2015-07-24 Retrieved 2015-07-25
  17. ^ "Vujadinović piłkarzem Lecha" (in Polish). Lech Poznań. 7 July 2017. Retrieved 7 July 2017. 
  18. ^ "Sezon 2017/18" (in Polish). 90minut. Retrieved 2 August 2017. 
  19. ^ a b c d e f g h "Nikola Vujadinović statistics". Soccerway. Retrieved 6 August 2017. 
  20. ^ "Sezon 2017/18". 90minut. Retrieved 6 August 2017. 

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